Director plays matchmaker to Bea and Sam
DIRECTOR Lauren Dyogi got busy with the Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy projects that he hasn't directed a movie for sometime. The last one was "Now That I Have You" with Bea Alonzo, his signature actress as he was the one who helped Bea gain stardom in the teleserye "Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay."
"She was only 14 then," he says. "Now, she's all woman and I'm glad to be directing her in her first mature movie role. She has really developed as a sensitive actress and is still willing to learn. Kahit hindi si John Lloyd ang kapareha niya rito sa 'And I Love You So', napakahusay niya."
How about Bea's co-stars in "And I Love You So" that opens tomorrow? "Sam Milby is the lazy bone. Always lying down and sleeping sa dami ng trabaho niya, so sabi ko, batugan siya. I thought he won't deliver, original discovery ko siya sa PBB, but he surprised me. Sa shooting, akala mo, he doesn't know what he's doing. But when you watch his scene on screen, ang galing pala niya. Si Derek Ramsay naman, mahihirap ang movements niya considering may problema siya sa knee niya which was injured in a frisbee competition. Pero bilib ako sa kanya dahil kahit pinaluhod ko siya, pinagapang, never siyang nagreklamo."
The movie is also Coney Reyes' comeback role after being absent for so long. "Ang sarap din niya katrabaho kasi dahil laging ang daming baong pagkain sa set."
As for Coney, she's happy to be working with Direk Lauren and Bea. "I've seen Bea on TV and I admire her work," she says. "I think she'll be the next important dramatic actress. As for Direk Lauren, he's surely one of our most capable young directors today and I enjoyed working with him."
What can Bea say to the observation that she has excellent chemistry with Sam? "Lahat sila sinasabing bagay na bagay kami. Direk Lauren even said he'll do something para magkatuluyan daw kami even in real life. Bagay na bagay raw kasi pati personalities namin. Even our writer, Vanessa, said pareho mga ugali namin. But I'm not the one who should be asked about this. I'm open to any possibility but I will definitely not make the first move. Pero mabait talaga si Sam, ang guwapo pa at madaling makasundo."
If and when Sam courts her, how about his ex, Anne Curtis? "I'll make sure I will inform her first, out of respect for her. But all that is mere speculation dahil ni mukha yatang walang balak si Sam na ganyan, pinangungunahan nyo lang."
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